Moving Expenses Deduction Test

April 2, 2015

 Can you deduct your moving expenses? Yes, but first you must meet 3 requirements.


1.  Your move is closely related to the start of your work


2.  You meet the distance test (follow the image above to determine if you pass)


3. You meet the time test as shown below:


Satisfying the Time Test for Employees and Self-Employed Persons


IF you are...                                                                               THEN you satisfy the time test by meeting the...

an employee                                                                              39-week test for employees.

self-employed                                                                            78-week test for self-employed persons.

both self-employed and an employee at the same            78-week test for a self-employed person or the 39-week
time                                                                                             test for an employee. Your principal place of work

                                                                                                     determines which applies.

both self-employed and an employee, but unable to        78-week test for self-employed persons.

satisfy the 39-week test for employees

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